The Trouble with Poorly Sized Furnaces

February 22nd, 2016

There are a lot of things that need to be considered when purchasing a new furnace, and most of them receive the attention they deserve. One factor that seems to go unnoticed all too often, however, is the size of the furnace. Far too many homeowners think that as long as the furnace can physically fit in the space they have available, it will work just fine. This is not the case. An improperly sized furnace can actually cause all sorts of problems. Let’s take a look at what can happen if you install a furnace that’s the wrong size. (more…)

Be Sure to Schedule Furnace Maintenance This Winter

January 18th, 2016

Most homeowners wait to call for repairs until their furnaces display symptoms of a problem. While prompt repairs are certainly a good idea for keeping your furnace from breaking down, it can’t keep your furnace in good condition all on its own. If you want your furnace to be in the best possible condition, you need to make sure to schedule maintenance for it on an annual basis. Let’s take a look at the benefits of furnace maintenance. (more…)

What to Do if There’s Ice on Your Ductless System

December 14th, 2015

If you’re using a ductless mini split system to keep warm this winter, you may notice ice forming on the outside unit during operation. Don’t worry, this isn’t necessarily a problem. You should be aware of why it happens, however, as it can quickly become an issue if the system malfunctions. Let’s take a look at why ice forms on the outside portion of ductless systems, and what to do about it. (more…)

Why Your Furnace Is Making Strange Noises

November 9th, 2015

If you have had your furnace for any real length of time, you are probably familiar with the kinds of noises that it commonly makes. So when it starts to make unusual noises it can be pretty alarming. There are all sorts of reasons why your furnace may start making unusual noises, none of them all that good. Let’s take a look at some of the more common noises your furnace might make, and the problems associated with them. (more…)

Why Video Pipeline Inspection Is the Best Way to Protect Your Plumbing

October 5th, 2015

Plumbing problems are among the most difficult and damaging that can affect your home. Part of what makes plumbing issues so bad is that the majority of your plumbing system is hidden from you at all times. The plumbing system is designed to be unobtrusive, which is very beneficial in a lot of ways but it has the trade-off of making problems very difficult to diagnose. If you want to protect your home’s plumbing as much as possible, the best thing to do is to schedule video pipeline inspection for it at least once a year. Read on to find out why video pipeline inspection is so beneficial. (more…)

The Benefits of Video Pipeline Inspection

August 31st, 2015

One of the biggest issues with plumbing systems is that they are largely hidden from sight. While this is an excellent design decision in terms of safety and aesthetics, it isn’t a great thing for detecting plumbing problems in a timely manner. Most homeowners rely on visual and auditory signs to determine whether or not an appliance in their home is malfunctioning. With plumbing systems, those signs are virtually non-existent unless you physically examine the pipes. Fortunately, there’s a solution that doesn’t involve tearing holes in your walls every time you suspect a leak. Let’s take a look at video pipeline inspection, and how it can benefit you. (more…)